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Mass Intentions

*Your Holy Communion can be offered for any intention of your choosing. “A Mass may be offered for the living or for the dead, and this has been the practice since the Church's first days. . . Catholics remember their beloved at the Lord's altar by offering their Masses -- their reception of Holy Communion -- for someone's specific intentions, such as thanksgiving, conversion, physical healing, to honor that person on a special day, the releasing of souls from Purgatory, etc. They do this by simple prayer before or after Mass, such as "I offer this Mass for the benefit of my sick friend." (From "Mass Intentions," by Fish Eaters)
 
*Many Religious Orders receive Mass intentions or offer Mass enrollments throughout the year. Visit the websites of the Norbertines or Franciscans of the Immaculate at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Crosse, WI); Discalced Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Fairfield, PA); Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey (Silverado, CA); Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception (Stockbridge, MA);  Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles (Gower, MO); or the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. Contact the Parish Office for more information at 651-439-4400.
 
*Our parishes will begin receiving intentions for 2023 on Monday, February 21:
 -A maximum of 2 Masses can be offered for an individual (in separate months).
 -A maximum of 12 Masses can be offered for a newly deceased soul (1/month).
 -A household cannot request more than 12 Masses each year.
 
 -Per Canon Law, the Holy Mass is offered once each Sunday and Holy Day for the people of our parish.
 -Masses on the First Friday of each month are offered for the Sick of the Parish.
 -Masses on the Last Friday of each month are offered for Recently Deceased.
 -Masses on the First Monday of each month are offered for Birthdays within the Month.
 
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we try to make Mass intentions accessible in a timely manner for our parishioners. Please contact your parish office with questions: St. Michael’s (651-439-4400) or St. Mary’s (651-439-1270)